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    Mentality in Machines.J. O. Wisdom, R. J. Spilsbury & D. M. Mackay - 1952 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 26 (1):1-86.
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    Foundations of Inference in Natural Science.J. O. Wisdom (ed.) - 1952 - London: Routledge.
    Originally published in 1952. This book is a critical survey of the views of scientific inference that have been developed since the end of World War I. It contains some detailed exposition of ideas – notably of Keynes – that were cryptically put forward, often quoted, but nowhere explained. Part I discusses and illustrates the method of hypothesis. Part II concerns induction. Part III considers aspects of the theory of probability that seem to bear on the problem of induction and (...)
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    Four Contemporary Interpretations of the Nature of Science.J. O. Wisdom - 1971 - Foundations of Physics 1 (3):269-284.
    Instrumentalism is an approach to science that treats a theory as a tool and only as a tool for computation; it dispenses with the concept of truth.Conventionalism treats a theory as true by convention if it forms a pattern of observations from which correct predictions can be made.Operationalism denies meaning to the concepts of a theory unless they can be defined operationally. It is argued in this paper that truth-value is indispensable to science, because a theory can be rejected only (...)
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    The Incommensurability Thesis.J. O. Wisdom - 1974 - Philosophical Studies 25 (4):299 - 301.
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    Achilles on a Physical Racecourse.J. O. Wisdom - 1951 - In Wesley C. Salmon (ed.), Analysis. Bobbs-Merrill. pp. 82-88.
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  6. The Refutability of 'Irrefutable' Laws.J. O. Wisdom - 1962 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 13 (52):303-306.
  7. Berkeley's Criticism of the Infinitesimal.J. O. Wisdom - 1953 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 4 (13):22-25.
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    Scientific Theory: Empirical Content, Embedded Ontology, and Weltanschauung.J. O. Wisdom - 1972 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 33 (1):62-77.
  9. Metamorphoses of the Verifiability Theory of Meaning.J. O. Wisdom - 1963 - Mind 72 (287):335-347.
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  10. Why Achilles Does Not Fail to Catch the Tortoise.J. O. Wisdom - 1941 - Mind 50 (197):58-73.
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    Achilles on a Physical Racecourse.J. O. Wisdom - 1951 - Analysis 12 (3):67.
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    Philosophy and its Place in Our Culture.J. O. Wisdom - 1975 - Gordon & Breach.
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    Observations as the Building Blocks of Science in 20th-Century Scientific Thought.J. O. Wisdom - 1970 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1970:212 - 222.
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    Psycho-Analytic Technology.J. O. Wisdom - 1956 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 7 (25):13-28.
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    Schemata in Social Science. Part Two: Metatheoretical.J. O. Wisdom - 1981 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 24 (1):3 – 19.
    The schema, or theoretical framework, holism, is concerned with the essence of society as a whole. Though undermined by Popper, it cannot be refuted ? nor proved. The extreme alternative is individualism. Several forms, due to Freud, Wittgenstein, and phenomenology, make presuppositions that require the individualist interpretation of society to be reopened at a new point. Popper's ? or Weber's ? is the sturdiest; its units being individual actions plus their unintended by?products. The Weber?Popper schema can provide a framework for (...)
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    Schemata in Social Science. Part One: Cstructural and Operational.J. O. Wisdom - 1980 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 23 (4):445 – 464.
    Some twenty different background approaches, or schemata, permeate the social sciences. Most of their exponents regard their choice as excluding the rest. This paper is concerned to show that all such conflict is merely disputatious since virtually all the schemata require one another. Taking the individual's need to act as starting-point, certain restrictions limiting his freedom of action are identified as factors of the overt societal situation. These, however, fail to explain all aspects of his powerlessness, to account for which (...)
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    Challengeability in Modern Science.J. O. Wisdom - 1990 - Philosophy of Science 57 (1):169-170.
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    The Hypothesis of Cybernetics.J. O. Wisdom - 1951 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 2 (5):1-24.
  19. Refutation by Observation and Refutation by Theory.J. O. Wisdom - 1968 - In Imre Lakatos & Alan Musgrave (eds.), Problems in the Philosophy of Science. Amsterdam: North-Holland Pub. Co.. pp. 65--7.
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    What Was Hegel's Main Problem?J. O. Wisdom - 1993 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 23 (4):411-425.
    Hegel's main problem derived from reflection on the tradition since Descartes in which the problems of the search for certain knowledge and the relation of mind to matter were dominant. If the question is pressed further even into extraphilosophical problems there can be detected a desire to demonstrate the realm of something personal, the presence of and communication with others, thus demonstrating the unreality of isolation, loneliness, and depression, the solipsism that is the philosopher's ultimate belief.
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    A New Theory of Paranoia.J. O. Wisdom - 1980 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 10 (4):459-469.
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    Review: Metabiology. [REVIEW]J. O. Wisdom - 1954 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 4 (16):339 - 344.
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    New Books. [REVIEW]A. J. Ayer, A. E. Taylor, W. J. H. Sprott, J. O. Wisdom, D. J., John Laird, R. J., A. C. Ewing & F. C. S. Schiller - 1937 - Mind 46 (182):244-264.
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    New Books. [REVIEW]Karl Britton, F. C. S. Schiller, M. Black, Norman Kemp Smith, Ralph E. Stedman & J. O. Wisdom - 1936 - Mind 45 (180):530-543.
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    Notes.C. D. Broad & J. O. Wisdom - 1945 - Mind 54 (215):285-288.
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    New Books. [REVIEW]E. F. Carritt, M. Black, F. C. S. Schiller, Karl Britton, J. O. Wisdom & W. J. H. Sprott - 1936 - Mind 45 (177):102-116.
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    New Books. [REVIEW]A. C. Ewing, John Wisdom, W. G. de Burgh, J. O. Wisdom & Arthur T. Shillinglaw - 1940 - Mind 49 (195):348-360.
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    Symposium: The Criteria for a Psycho-Analytic Interpretation.B. A. Farrell, J. O. Wisdom & P. M. Turquet - 1962 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 36:77 - 144.
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  29. Symposium: The Criteria for a Psycho-Analytic Interpretation.B. A. Farrell & J. O. Wisdom - 1962 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, Supplementary Volumes( 36:77-144.
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    The Criteria for a Psycho-Analytic Interpretation.B. A. Farrell, J. O. Wisdom & P. M. Turquet - 1962 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 36 (1):77-144.
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    Book Reviews : Faraday as a Natural Philosopher. Joseph Agassi. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, I97i. Pp. XIV+359 ($I2.50). [REVIEW]J. L. Synge & J. O. Wisdom - 1973 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 3 (1):351-357.
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    G. R. G. Mure, An Introduction to Hegel. [REVIEW]J. O. Wisdom - 1941 - Philosophy 16 (63):326-.
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    Book Reviews : Darwin and His Critics: The Reception of Darwin's Theory of Evolution by the Scientific Community. By DAVID L. HULL. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1973. Pp. Xii + 473. $18.50. [REVIEW]J. O. Wisdom - 1976 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 6 (2):189-192.
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    Book Reviews : The Psychoanalytic Study of Society, Vol. 10. Edited by W. MUENSTERBERGER, L. B. BOYER and S. A. GROLNICK. Hillsdale, N.J. And London: Analytic Press (Dist. Lawrence Erlbaum), 1984. Pp. Viii + 381. $36.00. [REVIEW]J. O. Wisdom - 1987 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 17 (1):123-126.
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    Book Reviews : Halldén, Søren, The Strategy of Ignorance: From Decision Logic to Evolutionary Epistemology. Library of Theoria No. 17. Thales, Stockholm, 1986. Pp. 198. [REVIEW]J. O. Wisdom - 1992 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 22 (1):143-145.
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    Book Reviews : Winifred Philip, Adam Ferguson: Philosopher and Social Scientist. No Publisher, 1991. Copies Can Be Obtained From Dr. W. M. Philip, Drochaid-Geal, Kilberry, Tarbert (Loch Fyne), Argyll, PA29 6YD. No Price Given. [REVIEW]J. O. Wisdom - 1993 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 23 (1):104-104.
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    Book Reviews : R. W. Houghton, David Berman, and M. T. Lapan, Images of Berkeley . Wolfhound Press, Dublin, 1986. Pp. 105, Paper (No Price Given. [REVIEW]J. O. Wisdom - 1993 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 23 (1):103-103.
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    Book Reviews : Evil: Self and Culture. Edited by Marie C. Nelson and Michael Eigen. New York: Human Sciences Press, 1984. Pp. 270. $34.95. [REVIEW]J. O. Wisdom - 1988 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 18 (3):426-427.
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    Book Reviews : The Scientific Consensus and Recent British Philosophy, Vol. 1. By Freny Mehta. Bombay: Popular Prakashan, 1980. Pp. XIX + 186. [REVIEW]J. O. Wisdom - 1988 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 18 (3):426-426.
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    Book Reviews : Obsessional Experience and Compulsive Behaviour. By Graham F. Reed. London and Orlando: Academic Press, 1985. Pp. Xvi + 243. $63.75 (Cloth. [REVIEW]J. O. Wisdom - 1989 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 19 (2):228-229.
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    Hegel's Dialectic in Historical Philosophy.J. O. Wisdom - 1940 - Philosophy 15 (59):243 - 268.
    Conflicting Systems in the History of Philosophy. Hegel's logic consists, as is well known, in a chain of categories, connected by a relation of dialectic, which proceeded from the featureless Being, Nothing, and Becoming through more important ones such as Substance, Cause, and Reciprocity to the highest category of all, the Absolute Idea. Now Hegel also pointed to an interesting correlation between the categories of his logic and the dominant concepts of those philosophies that preceded his own: that is to (...)
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    Review: Maier, On Hegel's Critique of Kant. [REVIEW]J. O. Wisdom - 1940 - Philosophy 15 (58):204-.
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    Philosophy and Living. By Olaf Stapledon, Ph.D. (Harmondsworth, Mddx. Penguin Books, Ltd. 1939. Two Vols. Pp. 464. Price 6d. Each.). [REVIEW]J. O. Wisdom - 1941 - Philosophy 16 (61):83-.
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    New Books. [REVIEW]Martha Kneale, Richard Wollheim, J. O. Wisdom, W. Mays & Maurice Cranston - 1950 - Mind 59 (236):567-576.
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    New Books. [REVIEW]Philip Leon, A. E. Taylor, J. L. Stocks, F. C. S. Schiller, H. B. Acton, J. O. Wisdom, A. C. Ewing & J. H. Woodger - 1936 - Mind 45 (179):388-403.
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    New Books. [REVIEW]L. J. Russell, A. E. Taylor, W. G. de Burgh, J. O. Wisdom, Max Black & Arthur T. Shillinglaw - 1943 - Mind 52 (208):366-376.
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    New Books. [REVIEW]Norman Kemp Smith, H. B. Acton, F. R. Tennant, J. Wisdom, H. J. Paton, John Laird, M. Black, J. O. Wisdom & Alban G. Widgery - 1938 - Mind 47 (188):520-539.
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    New Books. [REVIEW]James Ward Smith, A. C. Ewing, Richard Robinson, Peter Stubbs & J. O. Wisdom - 1947 - Mind 56 (224):393-405.
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    New Books. [REVIEW]W. J. H. Sprott, F. C. S. Schiller, James Drever, A. E. Taylor, P. Leon, M. Black, J. Wisdom, R. Rhees, D. Davies, J. O. Wisdom, Arthur Waley, A. C. Ewing, H. B. Acton & John Laird - 1935 - Mind 44 (175):377-413.
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    Book Reviews : Faraday as a Natural Philosopher. Joseph Agassi. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, I97i. Pp. XIV+359.J. L. Synge & J. O. Wisdom - 1973 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 3 (4):351-357.
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